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Sunny
Sunny | Jason Reynolds
Sunny tries to shine despite his troubled past in this third novel in the critically acclaimed Track series from National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds. Ghost. Patina. Sunny. Lu. Four kids from wildly different backgrounds, with personalities that are explosive when they clash. But they are also four kids chosen for an elite middle school track teama team that could qualify them for the Junior Olympics. They all have a lot of lose, but they all have a lot to prove, not only to each other, but to themselves. Sunny is the main character in this novel, the third of four books in Jason Reynolds electrifying middle grade series. Sunny is just thatsunny. Always ready with a goofy smile and something nice to say, Sunny is the chillest dude on the Defenders team. But Sunnys life hasnt always been sun beamy-bright. You see, Sunny is a murderer. Or at least he thinks of himself that way. His mother died giving birth to him, and based on how Sunnys dad treats himignoring him, making Sunny call him Darryl, never Dadits no wonder Sunny thinks hes to blame. It seems the only thing Sunny can do right in his dads eyes is win first place ribbons running the mile, just like his mom did. But Sunny doesnt like running, never has. So he stops. Right in the middle of a race. With his relationship with his dad now worse than ever, the last thing Sunny wants to do is leave the other newbieshis only friendsbehind. But you cant be on a track team and not run. So Coach asks Sunny what he wants to do. Sunnys answer? Dance. Yes, dance. But you also cant be on a track team and dance. Then, in a stroke of genius only Jason Reynolds can conceive, Sunny discovers a track event that encompasses the hard hits of hip-hop, the precision of ballet, and the showmanship of dance as a whole: the discus throw. As Sunny practices the discus, learning when to let go at just the right time, hell let go of everything thats been eating him up inside, perhaps just in time.
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Emily92Bibliophile
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ALL THE FEELS!! I‘m pretty sure Sunny is my favorite character. The audiobook narrator was amazing, and brought Jason‘s character to life. Glad this one and “Lu” came to SCRIBD today!

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IamIamIam
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ALL THE FEELS! 😭😭😭 Not a spoiler, but Sunny's mom died giving birth to him and he's felt out of place and weird ever since he can remember. Told through diary entries, we follow Sunny to his next track meet where the Master of the Mile has given up racing for discus throwing! All I wanted to do was hug Sunny as hard as I could to make his broken pieces come back together. Get those tissues and don't pass on this one!

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IamIamIam
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"Diary, did you know that coffee tastes like, 'WHY IS ANYONE DRINKING THIS STUFF?'"
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Crazeedi Lol!! But I love the stuff!! 8mo
IamIamIam @Crazeedi Omigosh, me too! I was raised on Dominican coffee so super strong, super sweet motor oil! 😂 8mo
Crazeedi @IamIamIam I hear you!!! I can drink it any time day or night!!! 8mo
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IamIamIam
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"For the weirdos."
Halfway through this already and I didn't think I could be more in love with these kids, but Sunny is absolutely another part of my soul... the weird part, the part that sounds so strange in your head you can't let it catch a breath. ?

mrp27 Love this series. 8mo
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Jason Reynolds's Track series concludes with Sunny and Lu. In these final two books, he continues doing what he did so well with Ghost and Patina: developing unique characters who have faced tragedy and have struggled. For each of the four, the Defenders track team offers friends, family, an amazing mentor in Coach, and something to strive for beyond themselves. What a fabulous middle-grade series . . . though I loved it just as much!!!

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brennareadsbooks
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these books have me all up in my feelings 😭

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MsLeah8417
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To the weirdos🖤🖤🖤 #jasonreynolds

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jmtrivera
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This came in from the library just when I wanted something fun and quick. Perfect! Typically, I enjoy epistolary stories, but Sunny is a bit unusual as narrators go, and I was uncertain at first. Eventually, I adjusted, and in the end, I was possibly almost as emotional as when I read Patina. Sunny is incredibly unique, trying to figure out who he is, and super sweet. It's great and I could read these stories again and again.

MelissaSue81 I read Ghost and have Patina to read soon. Does the order of these stories matter? 13mo
jmtrivera @MelissaSue81 Yes, each one picks up right after the one before it, so you'd want to read them in order. 13mo
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Eggs
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Sunny is just that—sunny. Always ready with a goofy smile and something nice to say, Sunny is the chillest dude on the Defenders team. #sunnysunday #anewchapter @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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cdreincarnate
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This one had a tendency to ramble a little too much for my taste, but still just as much fun as the rest of the series.

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JenFowler
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My FAVORITE!
Okay, so 'Ghost' (#1 in series) is great for young YA readers who love sports. Even if they don't love to read. Easy one to recommend for boys or girls.
'Patina' (#2) might be best for girls who liked Ghost and want (or need) to find another book to read. I'm not sure if boys would love it as much.
'Sunny' is MY favorite. It's more deep. More thoughtful. I adore him. I also love the description of the movie Baraka, must watch it now!

BeckyRoy Sunny is my favorite too! I sobbed over this one. 14mo
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Eggs
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1️⃣tagged
2️⃣ it is best with silence
3️⃣ night 🦉
4️⃣ yes whenever possible
#sundaysurvey @alisonrose

alisonrose Thanks for playing!! 1y
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Eggs
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There is nobody like Jason Reynolds. Nobody.
The glorious Sunny, 2nd book of Reynolds' amazing Track series.

Book_Fairy_Mary I cannot wait to read this! I loved Ghost and Patina! 1y
Eggs There's another also @Book_Fairy_Mary (edited) 1y
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iamtoddseal
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I‘ve enjoyed the other characters in this series, but something about Sunny speaks to me. His voice (Reynolds again doing what he does best), his attitude, his fears, his sounds. Reynolds moves from laughter to tears to laughter, sometimes in as few as 5 pages. Sunny‘s story is sad, but his attitude about it in this diary of a book keeps you going. Parents can really mess you up, you know? Redemption is possible too. Hope Sunny & Darryl get there.

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iamtoddseal
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“Nothing is wrong with me.”

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iamtoddseal
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“Headed right for the rest of the team.”
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“like I had done something wrong. Like something was wrong with me. Like I didn‘t belong at the only place...I belonged.”

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iamtoddseal
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“after love?

Quirkybookworm 😂😂 1y
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bibliocurl
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Hooked by Jason Reynolds' work 💿💿💿

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tjwill
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This was my favorite in the Track series so far. I just love Sunny‘s style. He thinks of things in terms of sound and movement. He wants to follow his dreams and try new things, but is held back by memories and expectations.

Too obvious for sunny read for #riotgrams? 😏

rather_be_reading good choice! 2y
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tjwill
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This book is pulling at my heartstrings. Such beautiful writing. 😭 I wanted to show more of this page, but spoilers.

iamtoddseal I just got to this part and I‘m not crying, YOU‘RE crying!!! 1y
tjwill @iamtoddseal OMG, I know! 😭 I love this book. 1y
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tjwill
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Yesterday‘s bookstore #bookhaul! Now I‘m putting myself in a book buying ban for the rest of the summer. All the ones besides the two board books are signed!

Crazeedi Nice! 2y
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MrsGreen
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Pumped to have read the next installment of the Track series, Sunny!

Sunny has been made to run since he was young. His mother was supposed to win a marathon but she never got the chance and therefore Sunny is supposed to do it. He really has no interest in that though so...

#sunny #track #notrunning #ifeelyou

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theshrinkette
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I'm really digging this series. It astounds me how Jason Reynolds whips out so many books in a year and manages to do them all so well.

This is the only book I've finished for @DeweysReadathon, thanks to a stomach bug and sleeping most of yesterday. Oh well, you can't win them all. Hope everyone that's participating is having a good time! #readathon

GatheringBooks great pick for the #readathon! :) 2y
nsol are these best read as a series? I'm interested in gifting at least one of the three to my lil cousin... 2y
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Smithkatiea
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Loved book 3 in the Track series. Looking forward to reading through the entire set again once they've all been released!

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heidisreads
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It may not look Sunny or Spring-like here in Minnesota, but I‘m enjoying an opportunity for a 2-book day! And I LOVE LOVE Jason Reynolds‘ Track series. Start w Ghost and then read Patina!! #blizzard #mnwx

Tamra Agreed! 2y
Sharpeipup That‘s what my yard looks like too! 2y
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WanderingBookaneer
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My favorite book in the series thus far. As a teacher, I see so many possibilities with this book. The most obvious one is to teach stream of consciousness, but I would love to share this book with students and teachers to foster empathy and understanding of people with ADD or ADHD—the book never says Sunny has attention deficit, but it is clear that he does. ⬇️.

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I also appreciated the author‘s contribution at the end of the book which gives us some background to the narrator, who has done a brilliant job with his books. This adds insights about the author‘s life, inspiration, and the process of bringing these characters to life.
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abbylibrarian I just downloaded the audio! So excited to listen - I love this series!! 2y
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Tamra
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Squealing inside! 👏🏾👏🏾

I just noticed on the front & back covers how the “newbies” are growing in the series.

ReadingRover 👏 👏 👏 so excited!!! 2y
mrp27 Yay!! 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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Book 3!!!!!!!

April 1o

#CoverLove #MGedition

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WanderingBookaneer
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I love it when the #NetGalley gods smile down upon me!

Tamra Lucky you! I‘ve got it preordered. 🙂 2y
Peddler410 I own Ghost and Patina. I guess I should hurry up and read them or the fourth book will be out before I start the first! 2y
WanderingBookaneer @Peddler410 : They are so good! 2y
ghosthost Ooh! Lucky! I loved Ghost and Patina. Can‘t wait to read this one. 2y
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